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A Dancer’s Tale

By Ghalia Zainab This story highlights the plight and aspirations of a young Pakistani girl who is forced to adopt dancing as a profession out of poverty and illiteracy. Dancing is considered dishonourable in this part of the world due to a number of societal and religious reasons. She hid…

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Year of the Women

by Talha Ebraheem Dubbed as the “Year of the Women” by The New York Times, 2012 saw the women rising up in different parts of the world to demand their rights. What originated as the Convention on Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW) that later got molded…

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Appreciable Recovery Response by Japanese Government after March 11, 2011 Tsunami

By Muhammad Usman Recently, I have been selected by the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan through proper selection procedure under KIZUNA ﴾Bond﴿ Project. KIZUNA project is launched by Japanese Government to promote the global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts, especially through youth, in response to the Great East Earthquake of…

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Chelsea F.C – a Century of Football

By Hammad Manzoor Shah Founded in 1905, Chelsea Football Club gained quick reputation by signing famous footballers. Unfortunately the big names did not pay off and Chelsea failed to win a major tournament for nearly half a century. The initial thirty out of forty seasons resulted in failures, in which…

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Justice: A Myth or Reality?

By Yamna Baig I saw eight polio workers shot dead in 48 hours for they were serving humanity, heard the cries of a Christian girl being raped in Farooqabaad by a Muslim land owner and a 15-year-old girl being brutally murdered by her father in the name of honor-killing. I…

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Volunteerism – The Rising Good

By Quratulaim Zamir Hustle bustle, raging fires, bomb shells, flying pellets, the roaring guns, spattering blood, mourning and crying, crashing planes, wrathful storms, natural catastrophes, furious floods and tsunami’s, building up the never remitting threshold of pain on those paper thin ear drums of our ears. Yet so inhumane we…

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Sevdalinka – Love, Passion and Sadness

By Elma Begic Bosnia and Herzgovina I’ll tell you a story about Sevdalinka. Imagine a woman, with her eyes closed and singing. Imagine sorrow and sadness in her voice, and a beautiful love song being sung by her. Can you? Every time someone sings Sevdah, you have a strange need…

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Mirni Sumiyati from Jakarta, Indonesia

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Shaving with the chisel of peace and tranquility, Jakarta is an exotic and irresistible cauldron of culture. Hosting a sample of all the diversities found in Indonesia, it is often referred to as the ‘Big Durian’. It has grown more rapidly than the capital cities of…

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Revolution 2.0 or Cyber Movements?

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Thanks to Tim O’Reilly for influencing our lives with the dynamic, interactive and connected version of website (Web 2.0). The one you are reading now (www.thevoiceofyouth.com), Google (our ultimate source of searching out almost anything even if we know about it already) and life is incomplete…

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Rujak – The Indonesian Sweet

By Mirni Sumiyati Rujak is a popular dessert in Indonesia. It is a very healthy dessert because it is like a fruit salad with spicy peanut sauce, and is made from chilies, peanuts and brown sugar. Many other fruits can also be added to it, such as: mango, yam, papaya,…

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